First, I have to tell you that there was a big, nasty weather system moving in on the weekend, and the weather reports all said that it was going to be dark and rainy the whole time....luckily nature smiled on us and it was only gray and raining when we wanted to be inside. Whenever we wanted to go out....it cleared up and was warm and GORGEOUS!!! We were truly charmed!
Friday at lunch time. Gerry and Kristi are checking out the bread....
Work, work, work!
Ruth tries to decide which sweet treat to try... While Honeybunny stands guard at the candy bar.
On Saturday afternoon we all walked over to the house to work (WORK????....NO!) Play on some small projects. Jan was upstairs helping everybody make beaded pins. Cindy was in the dining room helping everyone get their scissor fobs made and Sheila had everybody else making little sewing cases in the living room. I was outside by this time helping Phil strip. (more about that later!)
Susan, Gerry and Wendy are the last to leave?
No... Ruth is there too!............It looks like Judy, Diane, Judy and Jill all went out to sit in the sun on the back porch to finish their cases. It was SO, SOOOoooooo pretty outside!
We got just about everybody in on the stripping......(OOOoooooh, you have a dirty mind! We're stripping the leaves off of willow branches to make the witch's brooms!!!)
Sheila and Kristi are working away in the sunshine.
It's kind of like a witch parking lot huh?
More stripping! Looks like Judy's choosing the perfect broom handle.
Ruth's broom is finished! Look at all the cool, twisty handles they chose!!!
Back to the studio for dinner and our Saturday night "Stitch-in". We laughed SO hard and had so much fun! Wish I'd gotten a pic of Marianne with the Halloween candy eyeballs inside her glasses!!! Or was that on Friday???
Gerry and Marianne (check out Marianne's earrings...they glow in the dark! REALLY!!! We tested it! Turned out all the lights and made her dance around in the middle of the room...
well, the dancing may have been HER idea!!???
What's everybody looking at? Oh yeah...a new design!
Wendy's tying her nametag on the tree! We're going to have to try to find all of them and see what they say! All good, I hope! I think everybody had a good time, Cindy, Sheila, Jan and I sure did! By the way... this retreat just plain wouldn't have happened if not for all the hard work that they all did! How many times DID you all walk from the house to the studio and back??? How many dishes did you wash??? You all know the in's and out's of my kitchen and pantry better than I do now!!!
I'm SO thankful for this group of "girls", you've no idea!!!!
Now................................for the troublemakers of the group!...................................
Diane by the pumpkins, what a pretty picture!
Susan: "Wendy, Gerry....do you think these would make good earrings????"
Brenda and Dianna pretty in red!
Judy and Sandy getting ready to fly home to Idaho!!! LOLOL!!!
Ruth looks too sweet to carry a broom.
BIG XOXXXXX's!!!! Meg, Sheila, Cindy and Jan